Olive Hayden's father, William Davis Hayden was a bit of an importaint man in the community. School teacher, town clerk and twelve years a selectman. Elected to the position of County Commissioner for Somerset County, where he served for six years. Following he was again chosen selectman and served four years as chairman of the board. He was postmaster of Madison Centre for thirty years. Serving as a member of the State Democratic committee for fifteen years. He was refered to as "one of the ablest campaign leaders of his time."
It was in 1882 William Davis Hayden, a spritualist himself, bought and helped reconstruct a meeting hall on the shores of Hayden Lake for the Madison Spiritualist Association. When General R.B. Shepherd bought the hall and lake land in 1895 for the Somerset Traction Company he intended to, and did, create an amusement park for his trolly service, and turned the large building into a skating rink. That building went through a few changes over the years, but it is now the historic Lakewood Theater.